Although a winter in Florida is vastly different from the colder regions, there are still some wise moves to make if you are planning on closing your pool over the winter. Even if you are still planning to use your pool, we have some handy tips to keep it running in perfect condition.
Keep it clean
Regardless if you’re still using the pool throughout the year or are planning on closing it for the winter, keeping it clean is essential. Leaves can clog up your system and also increase the chances of algae build up. Keep your pool clean using a vacuum and make sure the area nearby is free from fallen leaves
Keep it balanced
Just as you would during peak times, keep the pool balanced throughout the winter – we recommend keeping calcium hardness around the 200PPM mark and alkaline levels between 80-120 PPM (pool dependant).
Pump it up!
If you are closing the pool, it is recommended that you keep your pool pump running for 5-6 hours every day. This not only helps to keep the pool clear of debris but also ensure a regular cycle of water.
Remove your toys
This might seem an obvious one, but if you’re closing the pool down then make sure you remove all furniture and toys from the pool. This includes things like entry steps, loungers and inflatables. This particularly helps the next step…
Cover it up!
Covering the pool is the best tip you can do for your pool. It helps to massively reduce the amount of cleaning you need to do as well as helps to minimize the amount of chemical and filtering you need to do.
These five simple steps can help ensure your pool is fully winterized are ready for the months ahead. If you’re unsure on anything, get in touch with us today and see how we can help you.